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Quotidian Cruelty

Standing before this refulgent pool of reflection
Rhythm obviates the need for a new direction;
Ocular atrocities; I view my deeds in serious light
Cursed mortal, deigning his will in frantic flight.

Quotidian lies have splendid colors in retrospect
See them pass my way; artifices of hell I suspect,
The mettle to steel myself from these horrid sights
My request inside, my importunate yet buried plight,

Turgid notes I play, to insist granting another day;
I for one can hear a Seraphic call when I pray,
But forgiveness that is not ordinary my only asking;
Allow me then to palaver you with the daily tasking.

Beg? No I shall never do such a wasteful thing;
For my disdain shall undo a most beautiful sting.
Standing before this fuliginous pool of speculation
I see him stand beside me, and ask for my invocation.


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  1. Date: 5/7/2012 12:47:00 PM
    What a great assortment of words Tim, a couple I had to look up but worth the effort. Amazing message in your verse that begs for understanding!

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 11:57:00 AM
    Great poetic quality..Desiring to participate in such eloquent wording and rhythm patterns, I will have to read your verses untold..I will have to study harder to compete..Thanks for the kind review of my work..Sara